|HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joins leaders from the City and around the country in the observance of October as National Code Compliance Month, which recognizes the work done by City employees, contractors, and private citizens to keep our communities safe. City code enforcement officers can be found in several departments, including the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), Houston Public Works (HPW), and the Houston Fire Department (HFD). Code enforcement officers are tasked with inspecting residential and commercial properties as well as streets and sidewalks. Their duties include identifying and removing safety hazards, nuisances, unhealthy conditions, and other city codes violations to keep Houston clean and safe.
“Code compliance is a bedrock of safe and healthy communities. The city of Houston, led by key departments, works daily to protect people and property. This year, I established the Apartment Task Force, which focuses on holding apartment owners accountable for maintaining a safe environment for their residents by following the city’s ordinances and codes,” said Mayor Turner. “I thank all our code enforcement officers, whose dedication may often go unmentioned. Keep up the great work.”
DON’s Inspections and Public Service division conducts residential code enforcement and responds to neighborhood complaints pertaining to overgrown lots, dangerous buildings, trash and junk accumulation, and inoperable motor vehicles on private residential properties.